For many years the Pribilof Islands produced practically all the seal-pelts used in the manufacture of seal-fur garments.
And away to the south and west are immense forests, mines of copper, and the Pribilof Islands, the home of the fur-seal.
When the mothers are killed the young ones, left in the rookeries upon the Pribilof Islands, soon die of starvation.
The destruction of the Pribilof Islands fur seals by pelagic sealing still continues.
The fur seal, although widely distributed throughout the country, has but one breeding place,—the Pribilof Islands.
In 1896 over 16,000 young seals were found dead from starvation on the Pribilof Islands.
It occurs regularly, sometimes abundantly, on the Pribilof Islands in the fall.
In this lease provision was made for the support and education of the Aleutians on the Pribilof Islands.